Chocolate Snowballs

Chocolate Snowballs


"If you like Russian Teacakes and chocolate, you'll love these tasty, tender cookies!"


3 h 15 m servings 74 cals
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Original recipe yields 72 servings



  • Calories:
  • 74 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt, and cocoa; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans until well blended. Cover, and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven. Roll in confectioners' sugar when cooled.
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  1. 48 Ratings


Very tasty! I didn't chill the dough and the cookies turned out just fine. Also I only cooked them 15 minutes.

Delicious! A big hit at my cookie exchange. Pretty, with a chocolate shortbread flavor--rich but not too sweet. I just dusted them with powdered sugar instead of rolling them--it was easier and ...

Kids and I made these, delicious! we omited the nuts because they don't like nuts and we substititued some oatmeal to keep the dough stiff, they didn't stay round like a snowball but they got ea...

Very tasty cookie. No need to chill before rolling. Will definately use recipe again.

I love these cookies! I know them as an old family tradition. I was given the exact recipe by my mother-in-law, who received it from her grandmother. I was pleasantly surprised to see it on All ...

These cookies were dry and bitter. I think there wasnt enough sugar to sweeten all of the cocoa it calls for. 20 minutes is too long to cook them too.

Very good - like someone else mentioned, kind of like chocolate shortbread. I didn't have any nuts so I just left them out. They were a hit at work!

My nieces loved these, however, I have to say I do not care for them at all. THe chocolate somehow removes the original yummness of the cookies original taste. Muddies it sort of. I'll go with t...

I was not too fond of this recipe. It was not as sweet as I thought it should be. I was not alone either, my entire family thought they were a little too bitter. Needles to say I had about 5 ...